Millsboro


Discussion on Route 113 improvements begins

DelDOT will hold a public workshop on Monday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. so citizens can receive an update on the status of proposed improvements south of Georgetown.

The improvements are to address safety at two median crossovers along...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:54am

MDP holding quarter auction this Friday

On Friday, Feb. 10, beginning at 6 p.m., the Millsboro Downtown Partnership will be holding its first ’Boro Quarter Auction.

“We were working with the Millsboro Downtown Partnership, trying to figure out some ways to raise some money so...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:28am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Millsboro Dairy Queen still going strong after 10-year milestone

There’s little doubt of the success of a chain like Dairy Queen near a seaside locale, but Bill Shook, owner of the franchise in downtown Millsboro, has been finding year-round prosperity with more than just the ice cream. After 10 years, thanks...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:21am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Millsboro residents killed in single-car crash near Lewes

The Delaware State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit on Friday, Dec. 23, was investigating a single-vehicle crash in which two Millsboro residents were killed early that morning.

Police said that, about 12:50 a.m., as Dakota R. Sabia, 20,...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:50am

Award-winning Millsboro water treatment plant to green the grass and the environment

One day in the very near future, Millsboro Public Works Director Kenny Niblett will attend a baseball game at the local Little League Park, possessing intimate details of how the grass is kept so green and so lush at his town’s very own “field of...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:42am

Conley's to hold 11th annual Living Nativity

Conley’s United Methodist Church will be celebrating it’s 11th year holding their Living Nativity on Dec. 16 and 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“It was just a way to celebrate the Christmas season and to celebrate Jesus,” explained coordinator...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:29am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am

Millsboro fire company to hold fundraiser

The Millsboro Fire Company will be hosting Shopping Spree Sunday on Dec. 20 to help raise money for supplies for the company.

“This is the first year we’ve actually done this event,” explained firefighter and organizer Jessica Rogers. “It’...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 6:20am

Millsboro Christmas parade continues annual holiday tradition

For more than 30 years, the Town of Millsboro has held its annual Christmas parade, and on Dec. 3, beginning at 10 a.m., that tradition will continue.


“We have local bands, local pageant winners, business and church groups,”...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 3:17am

Millsboro man charged by DSP in Nov. 2 rape, murder

Delaware State Police this week arrested a 43-year-old registered sex offender living near Millsboro in connection with the Nov. 2 rape and murder of a 70-year-old Millsboro-area woman.

Police said their investigation into the incident...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:44am

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:53am

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:20am

Millsboro-Downtown group seeks new truck route

The Millsboro Downtown Partnership is trying to reach legislators in hopes of resolving traffic and safety issues within the town.

“We desperately need a truck route to just get the traffic off of route 24,” said Jessica Wiggins, the...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:37am

Detectives probe home invasion

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a home-invasion-style robbery that occurred late Saturday night in Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 11:50 p.m. on Oct. 29, as a male suspect and a female suspect...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:40am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:05am

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

Neither the...

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 10:33am

Millsboro study to look at origins of cancer cluster near plant

In a chemical-laden world – from the cosmetics women wear and the chemicals in dry cleaning to the more obvious pollutants, such as smoke stacks and cigarettes – it is easy to get exposed to something dangerous. What’s not as easy is knowing if...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:48am

Troopers probe Millsboro home- invasion robbery

Delaware State Police detectives this week were investigating a home invasion-style robbery that occurred Oct. 20 near Millsboro.

Police said the incident happened about 10:45 p.m. last Thursday as two men forced their way into a home...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:51am

Millsboro to hold Family Night Out on Halloween

On Monday, Oct. 31, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Millsboro Police Department, will be holding Family Night Out.

“I think this will be either the fifth or fourth year,” said Chamber Coordinator Amy...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:43am

Little Miss Millsboro pageant to be held at town hall this Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will host the Little Miss Millsboro Pageant from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Millsboro Town Hall. Chamber Coordinator Amy Simmons said that the town has been holding the pageant for more than...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:53am

Millsboro girl’s brush with death brings focus to CPR and AEDs

Tha-thump. Tha-Thump. Tha-Thump.

Coastal Point • Submitted
Millsboro’s Sierra Hall is sparking interest and awareness in CPR and AEDs through her brave story.

The beating of a heart. It’s a familiar sound that silently and...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 7:43am

Indian River Inlet project set to bridge the gap

It’s getting a lot harder for people driving across the Indian River Inlet Bridge to see through the gap between north and south sides of the new bridge as they drive past, with the time for the final concrete pour of the project nearing and just...

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:53am

East Coast Garden Center brings fall fun with Harvest Festival

Fall is upon us, and East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro is ready to kick off the season in style. This Saturday, Oct. 1, the garden center will host their fifth annual Harvest Festival, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring a slew of activities...

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:55am

Police Beat -- Millsboro

State Police this week were seeking suspects in a Sept. 13 Lewes-area burglary, including two Millsboro-area residents. Police were looking for 33-year-old Melissa Kabino and 27-year-old Byron Martin, who were among five suspects in the robbery...

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:29am

Annual powwow to highlight Nanticoke culture, heritage

Sept. 10 and 11 will mark the 34th annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow, at which nearly 600 members of the Nanticoke Indian tribe and other Native American tribes will share their culture and heritage with each other and the public.

“Basically...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 3:02pm

Caroline's Cottage brings vintage feel to old-town Millsboro

Karen Apostolico has always had an appreciation for yesterday’s treasures. After retiring to Millsboro from Wilmington four years ago, she has finally brought her passion to fruition, having opened Caroline’s Cottage in early June. The old house-...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:04am

State’s first-ever hurricane leaves damage, flooding in its wake

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene as torrential rains and gale-force winds cleared on Sunday morning, dealing generally with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs – a considerably...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:35am

Event to commemorate 10th anniversary of September 11

The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a tribute to 9-11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held in the Independence development, in their clubhouse, located on George Washington Avenue...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:32am

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Area begins recovery from Hurricane Irene, with mostly minor damage reported

Coastal Delaware began its recovery from Hurricane Irene on Sunday, dealing with localized flooding and power outages, as well as downed trees and broken limbs. Gov. Jack Markell lifted a travel ban and evacuation orders for at-risk areas as of...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 2:50pm

BREAKING NEWS: Power remains out in Bethany, parts of Ocean View; no damage to boardwalk, OV homes

From Ocean View Police Chief Ken McLaughlin (7 a.m. Sunday):

At this time, no damage to property has been reported in Ocean View.  Power outage remains east of West Avenue in Ocean View and throughout Bethany Beach.

Reports from the...

Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 1:33am

BREAKING NEWS: Power outages, flooding continue; police enforcing travel restrictions

From Ocean View Police Department (11:45 p.m.):

Over the past hour, winds and rain subsided.  Police patrols were initiated and all roadways in town are reported to be open.  Power is still out on the east side of West Avenue and in...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 6:35pm

BREAKING NEWS: Non-emergency travel prohibited after 6 p.m., Level 2 restrictions go into effect

Level 2 driving restrictions will be in place in Sussex County starting at 6 p.m.; then in Kent County starting from 8 p.m.; and in New Castle County starting from 10 p.m. This means that non-emergency travel will be prohibited.   Those who are...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 11:27am

BREAKING NEWS: Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, tornado warning briefly issued, more safety information released

Indian River Inlet Bridge closing, conditions deteriorating as Irene approaches

As conditions across Delmarva have started to deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Irene, the Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:47am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation-zone residents should be out now; conditions worsening ahead of Irene's arrival

Hurricane Irene begins making its way into Sussex County
Those evacuating at-risk areas should be out; conditions will worsen quickly as day progresses

The first effects of Hurricane Irene are beginning to spiral into Sussex County...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 4:32am

WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane warning, flood watch in place as Irene looms

The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Warning and Flood Watch for the area, as Hurricane Irene comes ashore and heads toward Delmarva. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, but it remains near Category 2 strength,...

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:02am

BREAKING NEWS: Evacuation of Sussex County continues, those within .75 miles of water must leave now

The evacuation of Sussex County’s most vulnerable areas continued Friday evening as Hurricane Irene, now slightly weaker but still a very dangerous storm, remained on a collision course with the eastern United States, including Sussex County and...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 3:49pm

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation for communities within 3/4-mile of water

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has declared a mandatory evacuation for much of the Coastal Point readership area. Everyone in towns including Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, North Bethany, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Oak Orchard,...

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:59am

WEATHER ALERT: DEMA -- Review emergency plans, supplies, monitor weather, surf conditions

As of a final update from state emergency officials for Thursday night, the projected path of Hurricane Irene continued to place the powerful storm slightly to the east of Delaware’s Atlantic Coast, however, emergency management officials and...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:28pm

EMERGENCY ALERT: Delaware orders coastal evacuation, declares state of emergency

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell issued an evacuation order for visitors in Sussex County on Thursday evening as the most significant tropical threat to the region in years continued its march toward the East Coast, expected to bring with it hurricane-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:34pm

WEATHER ALERT: Visitors urged to postpone plans, leave area now

Due to the impending and potentially very dangerous Hurricane Irene, all those who planned to visit Delaware the weekend of Aug. 26-28 are being urged to postpone plans immediately. Gov. Jack Markell and emergency management officials stated mid-...

Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:23am

Route 113 project to move forward in the north

Route 113 will get some improvements after all, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. That announcement came this week, after Sussex County legislators and DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt met recently to discuss future...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 7:00am

Festival Hispano to celebrate Hispanic culture in Millsboro

This Sunday, Aug. 21, El Centro Cultural will host the 17 Annual Festival Hispano at the Millsboro Little League Complex from noon until 6 p.m., as a celebration of Hispanic culture and community.

“The event was actually created back in...

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 6:29am

Local Jake’s set to hold qualifiers for regional burger-eating contest

Jake’s Wayback Burgers is gearing up for its 4th Annual Chowdown Showdown Burger Eatin’ Contest on Aug. 12 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Del.

“It’s a tradition they’re trying to build through the franchise, but at the same time they’re...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:10am

Storm brings 'atypical' afternoon for MVFC

Although the rain was not coming down quite as hard as it had on July 4, according to Bob Powell of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company, it was still “raining cats and dogs” on Tuesday afternoon, and the thunder and lightning of the sudden storm...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:44am

Area prepares for extended heat wave

Emergency officials were preparing mid-week for an anticipated spike in the heat wave that hit the area early this week, with temperatures expected to be at or above 100 degrees Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21-23. They were urging...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:29am

M&T Bank expansion adding jos in Millsboro

Approximately 50 new local jobs will be created through an expansion of the call center and the building of a new data center at M&T Bank in Millsboro. Currently, more than 450 people work at the Millsboro location, and the new $20 million,...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:58am